Petra Kvitova will take on Italy’s Francesca Schiavone on Monday in the fourth round of Wimbledon 2012You can watch and bet on Kvitova v Schiavone live for free at bet365 > live tennis
Defending champion Petra Kvitova appears to have hit top gear at Wimbledon 2012, and the rest of the field will surely have taken note of her 6-1, 6-0 demolition of Varvara Lepchenko. Kvitova required only 53 minutes to cruise past the American, in a performance that hinted towards another Wimbledon title for the fourth seed.
Kvitova has done well to find her feet at the All-England Club. “When I came here I wasn't really confident to play on grass, because I lost my first match in Eastbourne and played so bad,” admitted the Czech. “But every round I've played it gets better. I like playing on grass, here especially. I'm just focusing on my game and it's nice to know I've done well before at Wimbledon too.”
Kvitova can’t expect things to be so easy on Monday when she meets former French Open winner Francesca Schiavone. Schiavone was also on fire in round three, as she dismissed Klara Zakopalova 6-0, 6-4 in a mere 68 minutes.
The fourth seed has beaten Schiavone twice already this season, and holds a 2-1 head to head record against her. “We played two times already this year on the clay and hardcourt, so yeah, we're just missing the grass,” remarked the Czech. “I think she can play well on the grass because she has a very good slice from the backhand and she's trying to go to the net. So I think it will be a tough match for me on Monday.”
When asked for her opinions on the upcoming clash, Schiavone said, “She's the champion and everybody wants to beat her. It's going to be a really, really tough match. She has the character to play on grass, so I think I have to play a really great match to beat her next round.”